Making balloon flowers is a great way to entertain children. But balloon flowers are not only for kids. They can be used as decorations for birthdays, anniversaries and weddings. Or you can learn how to make a balloon flower bouquet to give to your sweetheart.
What You Will Need to Make a Balloon Flower
You do not need many supplies to make balloon flowers. The only things you really need are balloons. But you do not want any average balloon.
You will want high-quality balloons that were designed to be twisted. Cheap balloons are thin, and they cannot withstand the stress put on them. This twisting will cause them to pop.
You do not need a balloon pump. But it will make it easier to blow up the balloons. If you are only making one flower here and there, you may want to invest in a dual-action hand pump.
If you are wanting to make a lot of balloon flowers or animals, you will probably want to buy a floor pump or electric balloon pump.
How to Make a Balloon Flower
Step-by-Step Instructions for Making a Balloon Flower:
1. Blow up the balloon for the petals.
The first step is to inflate the coloured balloon you will want to use for the petals. Inflate the balloon part way, leaving a 1-2” tail. This will make the balloon easy to work with without popping. Tie a knot in the end.
2. Blow up the balloon for the stem.
Next, inflate a green balloon for the stem. Do not blow it up all the way. Instead, leave about a 1 ½” tail. Tie a knot in the end.
3. Make the Petals
Fold the petal balloon in half and tie the ends together. On the opposite end, make a crease. Twist the top half.
This will create two bubbles. It will look like you tied two long balloons together.
Hold the two bubbles together using both hands. You will be creating 3 segments of 2 bubbles. Take the first 1/3 and twist a few times. Now take the final 1/3 and twist a few times.
Fold the balloon to form an S. Hold the right side of the S with your dominant hand. With the other hand, push the left side of the S towards your dominant hand.
This will bring all the centres together. Hold the creases together with your thumb and forefinger. You should now have 6 petals. Hold 3 petals in one hand, and 3 in your other hand. Make several twists down the middle.
4. Complete the Stem.
Move the air towards the end of the balloon that does not have a knot. Pinch a 1-2” segment at the end of the balloon and twist.
This will create the centre of the flower. Separate 2 of the petals and place the centre of the flower in the middle of the petals.
Turn the flower over. Create a 1” segment underneath the petals. Twist several times.
Fold the remaining part of the stem into 3 equal segments. Hold it halfway down and twist together. Twist several times. This will make the leaves and finish the flower.
Now that you know how to make a balloon flower, try a few different patterns. We have included several video tutorials so you can try your hand and simple and complicated balloon flowers.
1. BALLOON FLOWER TUTORIAL BY THE BALLOON GAL
If you do not want to take the chance of popping a balloon, while twisting it. Try this easy how to make a balloon flower tutorial. Instead of using 2 balloons, this one uses 7.
Each petal is a separate balloon, and the centre is 2 balloons in a different colour.
2. DIY BALLOON FLOWER BOUQUET TUTORIAL BY ROSEBUD DECORS
These flowers would be perfect or weddings and anniversary parties. The flowers are made from 2 metallic balloon.
3. HOW TO MAKE A BALLOON FLOWER – BALLOON DAISY GIFT TUTORIAL
The petals of this daisy balloon flower use the basic how to make a balloon flower written tutorial above. The centre and stem are made differently.
4. HOW TO MAKE BALLOON FLOWER / EASY BALLOON FLOWER DECORATION BY PARTY DECORATIONS
This is a super easy balloon flower that is perfect for a little girl’s birthday party. It does not require any twisting. It uses 5 separate balloons.
5. HOW TO MAKE A BALLOON FLOWER ROSE TUTORIAL BY INTWIST
Here is a fun rose tutorial. This balloon requires 2 balloons and there is quite a bit of twisting involved. This is a complicated balloon flower. Once you get the basics of how to make a balloon flower down, give this rose a try.
6. HOW TO MAKE A BALLOON FLOWER BRACELET BY ABOUT MAGIC
Kids will love this balloon flower bracelet. It uses 2 balloons and is a pretty simple project.
7. TWISTED DAISY OF TEN PETALS FLOWER BALLOON TUTORIAL BY SERGEY LOGINOV BALLOONS
If you are looking for a more complicated flower design, this daisy is a good choice. The tutorial creates a pinwheel type flower. And the process to make it is easier than it looks.
8. DIY ROSE BALLOON BOUQUET BY FARMBAM NY
These roses are large and impressive. Make a bunch of these chrome roses for a party or a wedding. These remarkable roses will surely impress your guests.
9. DOLLAR STORE BALLOON DÉCOR! EASY GIANT FLOWERS BY BALLOON SAGE
Get creative with these fun dollar store balloon flowers. These can be used for all types of occasions. Use white, pink and yellow balloons for a girl’s baby shower. Or use whimsical balloons for birthday parties. The combinations are endless.
10. HOW TO MAKE AN EASY BALLOON FLOWER BY SCHOOL OF BALLOONS
This how to make a balloon flower tutorial uses the basics. It is a really easy flower that can be completed by a beginner
BALLOON SCULPTURES ARE ALWAYS ENTERTAINING. LEARN HOW TO MAKE A BALLOON FLOWER TO ADD SOME FUN DECOR TO YOUR NEXT PARTY.
Now that you know how to make a balloon flower, try some bigger and more complicated projects. Just like a Balloon Arch, Hot Air Balloon Crafts, and Balloon Animals. Once you start creating balloon sculptures, you will become hooked.
Children, as well as adults, are impressed by balloon artists. Become the life of the party when you learn how to make a balloon flower.